So all this talk of aliens invading, it comes up a lot and usually causes a good debate.
I want to pose some reasons why they WON'T invade us, and why its so unlikely.
I would like to break it down in to the main "arguments" about why they would come here, and choose to wipe us out, and finally why they won't
The main cause of an invasion that comes up the most is "resources". They need some resource that only the earth has got, and we are in the way. Not
a chance. Lets see what resources we have:
Oil: I dont think aliens would want this, firstly we arent even a class ZERO civilization. That requires the harnessing of an abundant, "unlimited"
energy source thats non-polluting...any alien that came here would have to be a "class 2" civilization, and certainly wouldnt use oil. Additionally,
its not got enough calorific value for anything like space travel, is messy, "difficult" to use, and well, its running out
Water: Nope, theres water everywhere, and even if there wasn't its easy to make, you burn hydrogen and oxygen...again a "class 2" species would know
this. If you cant be bothered with that, just fly to a couple of nebulas, theres a few that have TRILLIONS of times the amount of water on earth,
just floating about...easily harvestable.
Minerals: Better, but still probably unlikely, and alien species that advanced would certainly be able to mine any number of planets, asteriod belts
and other mineral resources without having to deal with us.
Human Slaves: Really?? You are an advanced species and want to have smelly, lazy, biological beings that you have to feed and water to do your hard
work....just build some robots!
Next, they need a new home.
This is at least plausible, and it is of course possible that the earth is the only (aside from thier home planet, and whatever happened to that)
planet within travelling distance that can support life and thats suitable for them. Personally I think there many planets out there like earth,
maybe even common, and that we just haven't found them yet.
If this was the case, I would imagine that we would be contacted first, and attempt to work out a deal to co-exist, you wouldnt come blowing up the
very planet that you wanted to live on if it was the only one in range, that would be rather idiotic!
I know that we kick this ball of rock and water on a daily basis, but thats not even a spec compared to the destruction required to rid it of humans
and would result in an un-inhabitable planet....hmmm
"They just want a fight" Ive heard a few times, and its easy to side step. Any aggressive species that just wants to go around having a fight isnt
even going to get to a "class 2" status required to travel around the galaxy/universe etc They would wipe themselves out way before that level of
technological achievement was even close. I strongly believe that us, as a species has at most 100 years left in it without some major shakeup and
wake up, we are too aggressive and that is going to be our downfall.
So what if one of the above (aside from they wanted a fight) was true, and they came, bearing arms, wanting to kick our ass? If I was an alien, I
would be thinking twice, wrong millenium!!
The time to take this planet, if you were an alien species has been and gone, and the only other chance of doing it is when we have probably killed
ourselves. 1000 years ago, it could have been done, less population, zero weaponry (unless you REALLY want to count bows, arrows and rocks), the
populous would have bowed down believing they were Gods.
Today though, different story, I read all the time that "super advanced technology", yeah, great, but unless you have the power to change the laws of
physics, a xxxMT (add as many numbers as you want, H-Bombs are unlimited) nuke going off 10 meters from your "mother ship" is going to give you a bad
day, and unless said mother ship can sit in the middle of the sun and not get a tan, sorry, go home.
Despite all of our incapabilities, one thing I would consider us advanced at for our age is weapony and reaking havok. We have every kind of
destructive vehicle imaginable, incredibly accurate missles, nuclear weapons that can burn the world in an instant....the rules of engagement and
tactical manoveurs don't change wherever in space you are from, and we are well versed in war!
We, humans, are the hooligans of the universe, and woe betide anyone that wants to have a bust up!
edit on 24-4-2012 by fuserleer because: (no